Louisiana has a rich culture that features a mix between Creole and Cajun. Cities like New Orleans hold their heritage in Creolean culture and music very dearly, making this the ultimate go-to state for Dixieland jazz and the famous Mardi Gras. It's also where Creole cuisine was born.

    Head to cities like Baton Rouge and Lafayette for Cajun country charm,  where elegant plantation homesteads provide a glimpse into the exotic past. Located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the 18th US state is an excellent destination for outdoor fun, with varied landscapes and warm weather year-round.

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    • New Orleans

      The heart of New Orleans is in the French Quarter, where brightly-painted colonial architecture is brought to life with smokin’ jazz bars and restaurants serving up Cajun classics. You can’t leave without tasting some authentic creole Jambalaya washed down with bourbon cocktails at a tucked-away speakeasy.

      New Orleans bursts with culture, and you might find yourself swept up in the flamboyant carnival that is Mardi Gras, or sashaying to saxophone solos at the Jazz Festival. At any time of year, you can check out dazzling costumes and Southern heritage at the city’s intriguing museums.

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